MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – Police in McMinnville are trying to track down a suspect who obtained nude pictures of a young girl on Facebook and is blackmailing her and other young women through the social networking site.
Last month, the nameless person contacted the juvenile by “friending” her on Facebook. The aggressor then cajoled her into sending nude pictures of herself over the Internet.
After getting the pictures, the suspect started blackmailing the girl to get her to send more pictures.
On Thursday, police learned another McMinnville-area girl was contacted on Facebook and the suspect sent her the pictures of the first victim. The person threatened to share the pictures on Facebook unless the second girl sent naked pictures of herself.
Police were warning families to be on the lookout for the person and are asking anyone who has been similarly blackmailed to report it immediately.
Anyone with information was asked to call police at 503-435-5616. Police also want to remind parents to closely monitor their children’s social media activity and to have frequent discussions about Internet safety.